Aminoglycoside resistance in Gram-negative blood isolates from various hospitals in Belgium and the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. Aminoglycoside Resistance Study Group36690

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A total of 1102 consecutive clinical blood isolates, including 897 Enterobacteriaceae and 205 non-fermenting bacilli, were obtained from 13 university and university-affiliated hospitals, which were divided into a Northern and a Southern group. Resistance to gentamicin, tobramycin, netilmicin, amikacin and isepamicin was determined using a microdilution technique according to NCCLS procedures. The overall mean resistance level was 5.9% for gentamicin, 7.7% for tobramycin, 7.5% for netilmicin, 2.8% for amikacin and 1.2% for isepamicin. Resistance to amikacin and isepamicin was significantly …

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